"Let me remember how it used to be, and bring one morning back again."

 -Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?"

 - Bob Marley

"I was reminded of what should be obvious but too often is not, that each today, each hour and minute, is worth cherishing."

 -  John Grogan, Marley and Me

"…nothing is sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name."

 - Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

"All living things have a heart. And the heart of any living thing can be broken."

 - Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

"But I suppose there might be good in things, even if we don’t see it."

 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

"When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in- that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies."

 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

"But, reader, there is no comfort in the word “farewell,” even if you say it in French. “Farewell” is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing."

 - Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

"It is a bad thing to have love and nowhere to put it."

 - Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

"Perhaps,” said the man, “you would like to be lost with us. I have found it much more agreeable to be lost in the company of others."

 - Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane